Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

Olive oil tasting

Tasting pure Kythira!

Join our weekly excursions and get inspired by genuine island life.

Pyrgos House is cooperating with young Kythirians who love to share their enthusiasm and knowledge about their island. They are working together with nature, either undertaking new challenges or continuing the tradition of their small family businesses started by their parents or grandparents. Artisanal, honest and pure.

Olive oil tasting: in Karavas’ former primary school. Harry Tzortzopoulos will tell you everything about olive oil. Harry is an authority on organic olive oil. He produces his own oil, pressed from the olives of his eight hundred olive trees. You will find out how to recognize the olive oil quality, what to look for when buying it and how to preserve it. All these aspects contribute to enjoying olive oil at its finest. Truly Greece’s liquid gold. Harry will let you taste several types of olive oil and, of course, you will be visiting one of his olive groves. The excursion ends at the bakery in Karavas, a former olive press. Baker Pavlos will tell you about the ‘paksimadia’ – the Kythirian rusks made with olive oil – known all over Greece.

Friday, Karavas, 10 am – 1 pm

15,00 € per person

Information: English spoken, short walk.

All Pyrgos House excursions are:

  • Small groups (min 4 – max 10 participants)
  • Guided by knowledgeable and enthusiastic Kythirians
  • With advance reservation only (until the evening prior to the excursion). Contact info@pyrgoshouse.com , (0030) 698986 3140, or buy your ticket at Pyrgos House Tourist Office, next to the church in Potamos.
  • If you want to participate in one of our excursions exclusively with your own group, please let us know. We will be happy to arrange it for you.